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Category Archive: Articles

Gustavo Dantas on Mental Preparation in Jiu-Jitsu

    “Mental Preparation is highly underestimated in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Community” According to The BJJ Mental Coach, Gustavo Dantas, often times athletes put so much effort on the...

Pawel’s Story: From The Hospital to the IBJJF Rome Open Podium

    Written by BJJ black belt Paweł Kaczyński, head coach of Chaos Gold Team in Poland. Make sure to check out his great website pawelkaczynski.com.   At Gold Team summer camp 2103...

Anderson Silva on Racism, Homosexuality in MMA & Ballet

    Considered by many the best MMA fighter of all time, Anderson Silva has his fair share of hardships growing up in Brazil. In an interview with Brazil’s Trip magazine, Anderson...

3-star US Army General Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

    Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, the commanding general of Installation Management Command is the general officer who shepherded the creation of the Army combatives program. He has earned his...

Rafael Mendes On Team Mates Close outs: ‘We Need To Be More Professional & Fight Finals’

    Closing a division is one of the controversial topics of Jiu-Jitsu at the moment especially after the Pan Ams where 5 out 9 black belt divisions ended in a close out between team...

Max Carvalho’s Favorite Pre-Competition Meal

    Max Carvalho is a 1st degree black-belt under the famous Zé Radiola. He is an active competitor and respected instructor who runs Gracie Barra Hungary. He also has a network of...

Judo Federation Counters Migration to MMA by Creating MJA: ‘Mixed JuJitsu Arts’

    Last week, The IJF – International Judo Federation came under fire from all grappling practitioners with the recent scandal of not allowing international Judo competitors to compete...

How Long Will It Take For Professional BJJ Athletes To Make A Good Living?

    Written by: Guillaume Huni Saturday the 8th of December 2012 should be remembered in years to come as the first step made towards professional BJJ. The fact that the International...

Beasts Of The East: The 10 Current Best Eastern-European MMA Fighters

      Back in October 2013, top sporting website bleacherreport.com made a list of the top Eastern European (not including Russia) MMA fighters today. The countries that they...

Renzo Gracie on Feud: ‘Eddie Bravo is a Friend. Him & Royce both Fight Under The Jiu-Jitsu Flag.”

    Renzo Gracie discussed with Submission Radio the feud between Eddie Bravo and Royce and put things into perspective:   “Fighting’s what we do,” explained Renzo....

Tournament Report: SJJIF Worlds, Largest Kids BJJ Event in the World

    On November 9th, 2014 the SJJIF (Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation) hosted the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids event, The SJJIF Words!  Over 1,000 kids came together to...

Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia / Kimura Academy Brazilski Jiu-Jitsu Beograd, Srbija

  Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy is based in Belgrade, Serbia. It is lead by Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni, BJJ black belt and owner of the website BJJ Eastern...

PPV War: Metamoris 5 vs Copa Podio GP, Same Day, Same Time

    We are in a difficult situation as two of Jiu-Jitsu’s biggest superfight events, Copa Podio and Metamoris, will on the same date (November 22) and at the same time! To be fair,...

Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica: One of Few Individuals Promoted to BJJ Black Belt at 15 years old

    fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with a true veteran of the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica talks about how he was introduced into the sport of Jiujitsu &...

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil. Part VIII

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil. Part VIII Euclydes Hatem’s Centenary Part VII (Brief Summary) Copyright (2014) by Sportscientist  Maciel Welko & Elton Silva....

Compression Wear Provides Competitive Advantage & Helps Speed Recovery

      To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of...

Why Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier Is The Most Eagerly Awaited Fight in The UFC

  By Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov In  LAS VEGAS – At UFC 178 media day, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier exchanged shots during the promotion of the event Monday...

Review: Saulo & Xande Ribeiro’s BJJ Library, Online Training Program

      By Guillaume “Gile” Huni When it comes to supplementing my game with online or video instruction, I’m very picky about what I will look at. Youtube seems to...

Fight Stats: Double Leg Is The Most Common MMA Takedown, Nurmagomedov Most Successful Takedown Artist

      MMA Fight DB looked at over 2,072 trips and throws in 799 MMA fights to see what were the best takedowns for mixed martial arts (MMA). The top was the double leg takedown. It...

Romulo Barral: ‘Roger Gracie Is The Toughest Opponent That I’ve Ever Faced.’

      Multiple world champ, Romulo Barral , has faced during his career some of the greats of Jiu-Jitsu . The  black belt revealed in an interview with tatame, the main opponents of...

5 BJJ Players That Would Do Great In MMA

    bleacherreport.com made a list of 5 top sport BJJ players that have a great potential for a crossover in the MMA world: 1.Robert “Cyborg” Abreu Belt Rank: Black Belt...

2014 Jiu-Jitsu World Expo Superfights & BJJ Pro League Recap & Results

    Day 1 of action at the Jiu-Jitsu World Expo was reserved for the superfights between BJJ legends of the past and of today. In the first fight, Alexandre Pulga obeat Zak Maxwell 4-2....

BJJEE Gi Review: Adidas Quest BJJ Gi

  Sporting giant Adidas has been involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 15 years. They have produced the legendary Machado brothers Adidas limited edition Gis, and a bunch of special BJJ...

Young Bulgarian Grappler Paraplegic After Freak Accident Needs Our Help

    Our friends from MMA-Bulgaria.com and BJJ instructor Ivan Milchev from Bulgaria is reaching out to the BJJ community asking for her help for young 18 year old BJJ player Mihail Nikolov...